How much weight can a dog pull?

World record pull by a beast of a dog: 5.5 (metric) tons!

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-17 1. JesperA86 commented 8 years ago

Butterflies are green
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-13 2. aneroid commented 8 years ago

I hate playing with innocent animals, this must be hurting that dog!
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+3 3. samxgx commented 8 years ago

#1, purple, cause aliens dont wear hats
#2, dogs love to comply and do what you ask them ( usualy ). the love the attention they receive for it
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+70 4. Thanny commented 8 years ago

That dog did not pull 5.5 metric tons. He pulled a cart holding (presumably) 5.5 metric tons of material, which required an unknown amount of force. That force will vary with the rigidity of the wheels and the surface they are rolling on, as well as the friction of the wheel bearings.
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+31 5. drafterdb commented 8 years ago

Shouldn't they have some kind of force meter between the dog and the bricks? It may be 5.5 metric tons, but its on wheels. A fox terrior could pull that much weight if you had the right wheels. It's like the guy who pulls the tractor trailer with his nose piercing. Its just a matter of pressure and time.
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+8 6. AssieChris commented 8 years ago

#2 all animals are innocent.
Looks like the dog injoyed the challange. ie, tail is wagging..
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+2 7. Austin commented 8 years ago

#4 Exactly. You nailed it perfectly. The sub title is painfully false. And #5 Kudos to you as well. This is not a sledge but a platforn with wheels and bearings - on a nice flat level plane! The dog is wickedly strong, imagine trying to pull him from a fresh pee spot from another dog on a walk (impossible) but not 5.5 tons worth of strength.
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+2 8. greyplague commented 8 years ago

There was a time when dogs were used to pull carts.
Link: http://www.messybeast.com/history/dogcarts.htm
Horses are still pulling wagons and don't forget sleigh pulling huskys.
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0 9. Threeme2189 commented 8 years ago

#4 #5 you have just said what has been going through my head for years.
So, all of the "Worlds Strongest Man" truck/train pulling feats are less impressive than they look.
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0 10. captain_obvious commented 8 years ago

@9 same reason why trains are on tracks. less friction
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+2 11. Premtm commented 8 years ago

Hercules Dog...... :D
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0 12. ringmaster commented 8 years ago

Wouldn't it be more logical to let the dog and the elephant (9822 baby elephant playing in the water) switch place?
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+4 13. xboy commented 8 years ago

dats not a bulldog...its a pulldog
>:)
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+1 14. majais commented 8 years ago

he looks like an insect...